VANAHEIMR: Stories of the Lesser

Presented by The Fox & Beggar Theater
A hand-painted image of a Nordic warrior with a helmet made of bone, against a night sky, with flames emerging from the warrior's shoulders.
$25-35 presale
30 pay-what-you-can tickets released nightly at 6:30

1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States

70 minutes Without intermission
Run Dates -


Start Date

December 8, 2023

December 9, 2023


Long ago, long before the Viking Age, before the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, other peoples inhabited the regions we know as Scandinavia. They worshiped gods that have been forgotten, as they, too, have been forgotten. But perhaps small remnants of these gods survived in the myths of the Early Norse.

Vanaheimr is said to dwell to the west of Asgard. It is an old place. It is a place of deep beauty, of forests and lakes and rivers. But long ago, the world was colonized by the Æsir... and now, the Vanir have been summoned to fight alongside their colonizers.

The Fox & Beggar Theater presents "VANAHEIMR: Stories of the Lesser," a fusion of classical poetry, shadow puppetry, live Nordic folk music, and contemporary dance, set within a dark winter forest.

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Doors 7:00 PM · Show 7:30 PM · Runtime 70 minutes

* Week 1: Thu, November 30 · Fri, December 1 · Sat, December 2
* Week 2: Thu, December 7 · Fri, December 8 · Sat, December 9 *
Sun, December 10 (Emergency/Cancellation Date)
* ASL interpreter provided 12/9/23

Due to heavy themes and depictions of violence, VANAHEIMR is recommended for ages twelve and up.

Tickets available online at for
$25-$35 General Admission (including fees).

Thirty walk-up pay-what-you-can tickets will be released nightly at 6:30pm, first come first serve!

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Written, Directed, & Produced by Nat Allister

Bragi - Willie Johnson
Nerthus - Rhiannon Fiskradatz

Composed by Kat Parent
Music performed by Kat Parent, Mili Judge-Becker, Josh Conroy, & Nat Allister

Shadow Puppetry by Becca Mellstrom & Alex Young
Puppeteering by Becca Mellstrom, Alex Young & Sofia Padilla

Choreography by Gabby Abram
Ensemble: Odessa Rain, Kae McMahon, Allison Durham, Fenja Frances, Ben Siglin, Rachel Lieberman, Eliana Durnbaugh, and
Danielle Ricci Cheng

Costuming by Kathy Kohl
Set Design by Rachel Eilts
Paper headpieces made by hand at the MN Book Arts Center by Lux Fabré.